We make a point to try not to be too promotional on the blog. But as I was reading Us Weekly’s “Just Like Us” yesterday, it got me thinking. We’re trying to take all the hassle and fraught conversations out of managing rent, utility food and (uh oh) repair bills with a roommate. We all use WePay ourselves (obviously), so we were wondering…what could celeb roommates have potentially used it for?
These famous roomies were, alas, around before WePay, even though they likely could have benefitted from the service:
1.) Popeye and Superman – Well, technically Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve. These two thespians roomed together at Julliard and, like any good heroes, promised to remain BFFs as both their careers took off in different directions. And they held true to that promise – after Reeve became paralyzed, Williams was the very first visitor at his bedside who managed to make him laugh. (Come on, how could he resist real life Patch Adams?) And after Reeve and his wife Dana tragically passed away in quick succession, Williams even offered to take their son William into his home. As much as we would have liked to seen Popeye vs. Superman, its probably better the world never saw that matchup, and squabbles over money could have been prevented if the two heroes had signed up with WePay.
2.) Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman – Not all superstar roomies shared the Popeye/Superman rapport. Hoffman and Hackman shared a tiny one-room apartment in Manhattan when both were getting their start in acting. Unfortunately, the bathroom and kitchen in that apartment were a little close to comfort. Said Hackman of Hoffman, “He was the worst. We had to hose down the rooms and sweep them out.” Ewww. If these two had been on WePay, Hackman could have “fined” Hoffman for his wicked ways and maybe the two wouldn’t be griping with gossip columnists about the relationship even now.
3.) Tommy Lee Jones and Al Gore – This famous duo also maintained their friendship throughout the years, despite choosing very different career paths. It’s rumored that the two joined a country music band together in order to score hot Harvard chicks. John Lithgow also lived in the same dorm and was rumored to run in the same pack. Now try to imagine those three old-timers participating in keggers and panty raids. Speaking of, though, a WePay account would have been a handy way to split the funds for the kegs and ski masks.
4.) Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh – Though these two actresses never actually lived together in real life, they became one of the most notorious roommate duos around after starring in the film Single White Female. In the movie, Leigh plays the roomie from hell, emulating Fonda’s look, erasing her phone messages, and even – spoiler alert! – framing her for the stiletto-heel murder of her ex. That makes us wonder if she also failed to pay the rent on time. Ugh. We hate that. If these two had used WePay, perhaps Fonda would have noticed her roommate’s insane stalker behavior when Leigh kept trying to hack her WePay account.
5.) Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler – These two funny guys lived together in their early 20’s while trying to make it big in Hollywood. Apatow even recycled some of their roomie shenanigans in the movie Funny People (which starred Sandler). Apparently the scenes where Sandler made prank calls and where he demanded a viewing of Seth Rogan’s “Little Seth” were both drawn from long-suffering Apatow’s real life time living with Sandler. WePay – where both roommates can track spending and view who owes what – is a great way to establish a little thing we like to call “boundaries.”
As these celebrity roommates prove, there are plenty of reasons to resent your roommate – making you join a country band, stinking up the place, piercing your true love’s heart with a stiletto – without fighting over bills, too.
Got a better example? Let us know in the comments!